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  • Threat or model?: U.S. rightists look at China - By Matthew N. LyonsOriginally posted on Three Way Fight April 20th, 2020 The coronavirus crisis has spurred a sharp increase in scapegoating, harassment, and physical attacks against Chinese and other Asian people in the United States. This racist upsurge has been fomented not only by white nationalists, but even more dramatically by President Trump, other […]
  • President Chaos - By Ted Glick Future Hope Column August 1st, 2020 “Is Donald Trump deliberately and consciously allowing COVID-19 to return in force? Could this be part of a deranged strategy to sow so much chaos in the country that he will then be able to make a case that elections can’t be held, or that if […]
  • Victoria Law on Episode 943: Poorer By Degrees— This is Hell Podcast - Understanding the legal challenges facing parents post-incarceration. This is Hell PodcastMarch 11th, 2017 The thinking is – if you were a good mother, you would not have broken the law and gone to prison and risked being separated from your child. We don’t have this thinking about fathers because we often don’t think of incarcerated […]
  • Europe’s Lost Civilization: The Society of the Megalith Builders - By Peter Marshall July 27th, 2020 It’s time to remember the great connection between the earth and the heaven, the microcosm and the microcosm. ‘As above, so below’, as they say in alchemy. It is important as this time of year to celebrate joyously the Midsummer by the megaliths, particularly close to any stone circles. […]
  • Bodies, Barriers: Queer Activists on Health on the Seattle Lesbian - By Adrian ShankerThe Seattle LesbianAugust 3rd, 2020 An excerpt from Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. On June 12, the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub massacre, during Pride month, in the middle of a global pandemic, and at a time when many of us have been advocating and organizing for Black lives, the Trump […]
  • “Who You Calling Slow?” an album by the Sheltered Workshop Singers on BBC World - BBC World July 31st, 2020 Ian Brennan on BBC World talking about “Who You Calling Slow?” an album by the Sheltered Workshop Singers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ian Brennan is a Grammy-winning music producer who has produced three other Grammy-nominated albums. He is the author of four books and has worked with the […]
  • 28 Million Evictions Loom as Houses Sit Empty - By Lee Camp Consortium News August 3rd, 2020 America is not based on hard work. Get it out of your head that this society is set up to be fair. Fair would be everyone with a roof over their head. (Garry Knight/Flickr) ByLee Camp Special to Consortium News Congress’s inability to actually represent the real-live […]
  • Open Letter To My Landlord #5 - By David RovicsJuly 29th, 2020 Our landlord doesn’t read my letters, as far as we know, but it feels like it’s only fair to write a letter each month, if we’re not going to be paying the rent. Dear landlord,  Well, hello again. This is the fifth full month in the pandemic, and the fifth […]
  • Ingredients for building courage - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence February 11th, 2015 While many of us will never face a terror situation like that of pre-1970s Mississippi, we all experience fear and learning how to handle it is important. Viewers of the splendid film “Selma” might wonder, “Would I have had the courage in that situation to join protests […]
  • Mass Arrests in 2020 Echo the Brutality Endured by RNC Protesters 20 Years Ago— on Truthout - By Kris Hermes Originally posted on Truthout Copyright Truthout.org, Reprinted with permission. August 1st, 2020 Part of the SeriesThe Road to Abolition Police surrounded a West Philadelphia warehouse on the afternoon of August 1, where more than 70 protesters were making puppets. Multiple Pennsylvania state police officers infiltrated the group of “puppetistas” days earlier and, […]
  • Zara Zimbardo and Patrick Reinsborough: Beyond Apocalypse - What dreams might be taking root through this nightmare? How might works of cli-fi and other apocalyptic narratives help us prepare for our future and face our mounting anxieties? In this episode, therapist and cultural anthropologist Zara Zimbardo and narrative strategist and climate activist Patrick Reinsborough pose and explore questions like these and more as […]
  • Some Concerns About Some Portland Tactics — By Ted Glick - By Ted GlickFuture Hope ColumnJuly 28th, 2020 The reports about late night street battles in Portland between some demonstrators and local police, and now Federal Protective Services and other federal militarized units, have reminded me of experiences at demonstrations I’ve had over the years. One that came to mind was being in Quebec City, Quebec […]
  • Teaching Resistance - By John NoMaximum RockNRoll It is now midsummer, 2020, and the entire United States – where lives are precarious to begin with for huge numbers of people – started boiling over in the last few months. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so many have faced serious risks to or losses of physical health/jobs/housing security/mental and […]
  • Bodies, Barriers: Queer Activists on Health ft. Adrian Shanker on Queer MEDucation - By KERIN BERGERQueer MEDucationJuly 28th, 2020 Adrian Shanker is editor of the critically acclaimed anthology Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health and the executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA. A specialist in LGBT health policy, he developed leading-edge health promotion campaigns to advance health equity through behavioral, clinical, and policy […]
  • Zara Zimbardo and Patrick Reinsborough: Apocalypse Now - In this episode, therapist and cultural anthropologist Zara Zimbardo is joined by narrative strategist and climate activist Patrick Reinsborough for a conversation exploring how we think about “the end” and what apocalyptic narratives can tell us about new beginnings and collective actions. This episode was recorded during a live online event on May 13, 2020. […]
  • Writing New Worlds- A conversation curated by Alexis Pauline Gumbs @ Allied Media Conference - Allied Media A conversation curated by Alexis Pauline Gumbs on how we build the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic world we need through the speculative language. Speakers: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Walidah Imarisha, and Alexis De Veaux Alexis Pauline Gumbs was the first person to dig through the archives of several radical black feminist mothers including June Jordan, Audre […]
  • Meet the Gun Club Patrolling Seattle’s Leftist Utopia - By Kim Kelly The Daily Beast June 14th,, 2020 Though everyone from Trump to local cops have expressed fear about the idea of anti-brutality activists being armed, they say it’s essential to ward off dangerous extremists. Seattle’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood has long been a hotbed of gentrification, but right now, the streets surrounding Cal Anderson Park […]
  • This Week’s Poetry Moment: A Party in Verse by E. Ethelbert Miller - By Susan Thornton HobbyThe Writing LifeOriginally published on HoCoPoLitSo Here’s how I began my recent interview with E. Ethelbert Miller for this summer’s issue of Little Patuxent Review: “Interviewing E. Ethelbert Miller is like trying to keep track of everyone’s names at a crowded cocktail party after downing a couple of glasses of something potent. Miller’s […]
  • What makes effective white allies? Training, not shaming - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence June 1st, 2015 A pro-training culture moves beyond the language of correction and control, toward the goal of liberatory empowerment. Editor’s note: In the wake of nationwide protests demanding justice for George Floyd, we are sharing some of our previous coverage about how to end systematic racism in America. For […]
  • Ted Glick Interviewed on The Sanctuary— By Ted Glick - By Steffi Santos The Sanctuary for Independent Media July 22nd, 2020 Ted Glick is the author of the forthcoming Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in Catholic Left Resistance to the Vietnam War. Past writings and other information can be found at https://tedglick.com, and he can be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jtglick.
  • Left-Wing Groups Take Up Arms in Name of Abolitionist John Brown - Groups In Kansas And Missouri Inspired By Civil Rights Push By Mawa Iqbal Flatland July 23rd, 2020 On a recent Wednesday evening Renee Maxwell was giving a presentation to about 15 people in front of the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri. Soon that crowd doubled, thanks to protestors wrapping up their Black Lives Matter […]
  • The FOP on Fire #PortlandProtests — By David Rovics - By David RovicsJuly 19th, 2020 Many people are not aware that Portland, Oregon is the biggest city in a state with a long history of institutional racism (founded as a White Homeland), and a city with a long history of being run on behalf of long line of white property owners with inherited wealth, such […]
  • Adrian Shanker in Healing Magazine - Stigma and LGBT Youth | The Need for Affirming Care By Abby Feinburg Healing Magazine July 25th, 2020 LGBT youth face a variety of coexisting challenges, from family rejection to school bullying — to the impact of stigma in addressing their mental health concerns. As a KidsPeace clinician, I know it is important to provide […]
  • Capital Comes to America: Charles H. Kerr & Company and the Cross-Atlantic Journey of Marx’s Master Work - The appearance in English of the three volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital, published by the Chicago-based socialist publisher, Charles H. Kerr & Company between 1906 and 1909, marked a significant event in the global dissemination of socialist thought. By Allen RuffPortsideJuly 19th, 2020 Portrait published in The Free Thought Magazine [Chicago], vol. 14, no. 1 (Jan. […]
  • The Life-Saving Covid-19 Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of (and Why) - By Lee Camp Consortium News July 15th, 2020 Must cut-throat late-stage capitalism always be so predictable? The American profit-based healthcare system impacts us in more ways than just our gargantuan bill at the excretion end of an emergency room visit. Right now, our lovable idiotic inhumane healthcare system is acting as a hurdle to the […]
  • Finding courage in anxious times - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence May 10th, 2017 Courageous cultures are created by centering ourselves on our strengths and encouraging members to take chances with the support of the group. I asked the group of community and labor leaders to say, honestly, what they were feeling. The responses I received included: “stressed out,” “anxious,” “wishing […]
  • The Green Party’s Problematic Electoral Strategy— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick Future Hope column July 19th, 2020 With Mafioso Don misleading big-time, tragically, on the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with all his other severe liabilities as a political leader and a human being,  Joe Biden is now ahead by about 10 percentage points when you average the polls. A new one just out by […]
  • Moments at War - By Matt MeyerJuly 18th, 2020 America, I declared—in a 2017 speech which became the basis for my subsequent book of a similar title—has always meant “White Lives Matter Most.” Even decades prior, long before I understood that to call the USA “America” was a slight to every non-US-identified person of Turtle Island from the northern […]
  • Masking Up - By Thomas LinzeyJuly 15th, 2020 Over the past several weeks, several Georgia localities, including Atlanta, East Point, and Athens-Clarke County, have begun to defy the Governor’s refusal to mandate mask-wearing within the state. They’ve done so in response to new highs – of numbers of daily confirmed cases of Covid-19 and of new numbers of […]
  • What is Antifa? - Antifa, short for anti-fascists, is an amorphous movement, not an organisation as Trump often says it is. Al JazeeraJune 1st, 2020 Eager for an enemy to blame for the violent protests rocking the United States, President Donald Trump on Sunday signalled that he was preparing to label those associated with the Antifa movement as “domestic terrorists” and […]
  • How movements build strength through training - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence August 22nd, 2019 Training for movements is not unlike training for athletic competition: Pain is inevitable. It’s the conditioning of mind, body and heart that makes winning possible. It’s no accident that much of the leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, came from the Nashville, Tennessee sit-in […]
  • A Climate Movement Turning Point?— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick Future Hope column July 7th, 2020 The last week is totally unlike any that I have experienced as a climate/climate justice activist and organizer in the 17 years I have had this issue as my main focus of social change work. All of a sudden, there have been four major victories here […]
  • Kids’ Books, Podcasts, and Other Resources About Diversity, Race, and Inclusion— NYMetroParents.com - By Shana Liebman NYMetroParents.com June 2nd, 2020 It’s never too early for your kids to learn about race, the importance of diversity, and inclusion. By Shana Liebman June 2, 2020 Get more parenting advice It is never too early for your children to start learning about race, diversity, and inclusion. With all ofthe negativity and intolerance […]
  • Redacted Tonight: Propaganda Stops Peace But Protesters Stop Pipelines - By Lee Camp Leecamp.com July 10th, 2020 The New York Times reported, without evidence, last week that anonymous intelligence agents had leaked that Russia was paying Taliban forces bounties to kill US soldiers. The story comes at the right time to stop peace talks and troop withdrawals. Lee tears into this unfounded narrative and reminds […]
  • COVID-19 and Uprisings for Black Liberation Used as a Pretext for Advancing Mass Surveillance - By Kris HermesOriginally posted on AgencyJuly 15th, 2020 Kris Hermes, July 15, 2020 On the night of June 1, amidst mass uprisings against police violence and structural racism, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) deployed it’s most advanced spy plane, equipped with sophisticated long-range video cameras that can capture footage day or night, see through […]
  • When activist burnout was a problem 50 years ago, this group found a solution - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence May 21st, 2020 As activists weary from war, campus killings, a tyrant in the White House and poverty at home started dropping out, Movement for a New Society built a model of sustainability. “I’m throwin’ in the towel,” he said in a tone of resignation. I’d been away for a […]
  • Can’t Have Nothing— By Derrick Weston Brown - “Can’t Shop, Can’t Swim, Can’t Walk Home” – Being Black in America Al Jazeera July 15th, 2020 After the Charleston Massacre in 2015, Derrick Weston Brown wrote a poem describing the ways in which Black people’s lives are destroyed by racism and brutality. In 2020 its meaning remains painfully relevant. His poem, “We Can’t Have […]
  • Haste to Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education during Jim Crow— By David Pilgrim & Franklin Hughes - By David Pilgrim & Franklin Hughes Between 1910 and the mid-1920s, more than sixty black students from the South bravely traveled north to Ferris Institute, a small, mostly white school in Big Rapids, Michigan. They came to enroll in college programs and college preparatory courses—and to escape, if only temporarily, the daily and ubiquitous indignities […]
  • BECOME A FRIEND OF PM AND CHOOSE ONE OF THESE FOUR RADICAL EDUCATOR SHIRTS AS A FREE* GIFT! - Option 1: Emma Goldman Option 2: Lucy Parsons Option 3: Louise Michel Option 4: Mikhail Bakunin What is the FRIENDS OF PM book club? Your Friends of PM subscription promotes radical, independent media, community-driven ideas for change, and helps introduce important authors to a wider audience! For just $30 a month, you will receive a […]
  • Strike!, Fifty Years and Counting - By Ron Jacobs CounterPunch July 10th, 2020 The first time I read Jeremy Brecher’s classic work of labor history, Strike! was the summer of 1974. I had picked up the book the previous fall at a bookstore servicing the college community at the University of Maryland in College Park. My other purchase that day was […]
  • In times of rapid change, victory comes to those who train for it - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence June 30th, 2020 If soldiers train for armed combat, why wouldn’t activists train for toppling the political-economic structure that’s killing our chance for a just future? The stakes are just as high. George Lakey June 30, 2020 Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee sing outside a police department in […]
  • Mitch Abidor talks about the Paris Uprising, May 1968— On Contact with Chris Hedges - On Contact May 17th, 2020 On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to author and translator, Mitch Abidor, about the student uprising in Paris in May 1968. Mitch Abidor’s book is entitled ‘May Made Me – An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France.’ On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to […]
  • Silvia Federici talks about Beyond the Periphery of the Skin - By Patrick Farnsworth Last Born in the Wilderness July 10th, 2020 In this episode, I speak with feminist writer and teacher Silvia Federici. We discuss the themes of her new book ‘Beyond the Periphery of the Skin: Rethinking, Remaking, and Reclaiming the Body in Contemporary Capitalism’ published through PM Press.  The body—our sense of “self” […]
  • For LGBTQ Refugees in the United States, “Visibility is a Two-Sided Sword” - By Oscar Lopez Slate.com June 28th, 2017 Growing up in a small town in Nigeria, Oliver Anene had always tried to make his sexuality invisible. “Kissing a guy on the street would be suicide,” says the 33-year-old on the phone from New York City, where he now lives. “It was difficult to hide.” Still, that […]
  • On Disposability and Rebellion: Insights From a Rank-and-File Insurgency - by JoAnn WypijewskiCounterPunchJuly 6th, 2020 Image Source: Cover of the book Homstead Steel Mill – The Final Ten Years by Mike Stout Unfolding in the pages of Mike Stout’s new political memoir, Homestead Steel Mill: The Final Ten Years, is the radical history of a people too commonly believed to have none. It is a […]
  • Bodies and Barriers on Book Riot - 6 Books on Inequities Within the Healthcare System By Steph AuteriBookRiotJuly 6th, 2020 I picked up The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness because, well, I’d grown up with a very mild but mysterious illness of my own. After being hospitalized as a child for an unknown virus, I spent years complaining about mild joint pain and […]
  • Bonus Episode: Lee Camp on Why Bashing Donald Trump All the Time Just Isn’t Funny - By Robert Scheer Scheerpost.com June 25th, 2020 The comedian has no problem throwing a few punches at the U.S. president, but he’s more interested in the jokes most political comedians aren’t delivering. Listen to the first part of this conversation here. After “Scheer Intelligence” host Robert Scheer and “Redacted Tonight” host Lee Camp talked at […]
  • Cooptation as ruling class strategy - By Matthew N. LyonsOriginally posted on Three Way Fight June 23rd, 2020 It’s the biggest threat the U.S. power structure has faced in many years—a Black-led, multiracial wave of protests, uprisings, and strikes against the police and white supremacy in cities across the country. Defenders of the established order have responded with a variety of […]
  • BECOME A FRIEND OF PM AND CHOOSE ONE OF THESE THREE SPECIALLY DESIGNED SHIRTS AS A FREE* GIFT! - Option 1: An Injury to One is an Injury to All —Designed by Josh MacPhee Option 2: Off With Their Heads — Designed by N.O. Bonzo Option 3: Blood, Sweat & Books —Designed by John Yates What is the FRIENDS OF PM book club? Your Friends of PM subscription promotes radical, independent media, community-driven ideas […]
  • Malawi Mouse Boys: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert on NPR - NPR Tiny Desk Home Concerts July1 st, 2020 The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. July 1, 2020 | […]
  • Police and the Wealth of Nations: Déjà Vu or Unfinished Business? - Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair By Peter LinebaughOriginally posted on CounterpunchJuly 3rd, 2020 My idea is to understand police violence and private property by taking a historical look at their relationship, and the year 1776, if not July 4, is a crucial part of it as we shall see. It might help us understand “looting” […]
  • Is There a Method to Trump’s Madness?— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick Future Hope column June 25th, 2020 Is Donald Trump deliberately and consciously allowing COVID-19 to return in force? Could this be part of a deranged strategy to sow so much chaos in the country that he will then be able to make a case that elections can’t be held, or that if […]
  • Health Care Revolt: A Family Medicine Review - By Paul Lazar, MDFamily MedicineJuly 2020 “There was this immense mess,” Russell Baker wrote in 1970.1 Although he was certainly referring to the civil discord that followed the Cambodian incursion and the Kent State massacre, he might have been describing the present state of US health care. It is a task undertaken with more attention to […]
  • Radio Pulled Violent Songs Off Air After 9/11 — But It Won’t Reckon With Race - Amid national conversations about racial injustice, radio stations are struggling to respond appropriately in their programming. What goes and what stays? By Katherine Turman Rolling Stone Magazine June 30th, 2020 On June 9th, Cumulus Media read out on its 424 radio stations a list of black victims of police brutality, including Breona Taylor, Michael Brown, […]
  • Adrian Shanker Interviewed on Drop the Subject - By Ally Johnson and Dr James SimmonsDrop the Subject— Channel QJune, 29th, 2020 “Bass” The Word Of The Day Ally is back and BiGuy Clayton Farris joins us as guest host. We talk about this weekends Karen with a new DTS sponsorship. We also bring on Adrian Shanker to talk about the book Bodies and […]
  • Gabriel Kuhn on Liberating Sápmi— A Brief Chat - A Brief ChatJune 24th, 2020 Jason Crane talks with Gabriel Kuhn, author of the book Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance In Europe’s Far North (PM Press, 2020) and with Niillas Somby, a Sámi freedom fighter. The music in this interview is “Yoik of the Wind” by Sámi musician Sofia Jannok. Gabriel Kuhn is an author, translator, […]
  • ‘Redacted Tonight’: Scheer & Camp on the Fall of American Journalism, China, and the Economy - By Robert Scheer Scheerpost.com June 1st, 2020 They also discuss anti-China sentiment, the two-party political system, the state of the economy, Trump’s election, Russiagate, and more. Lee Camp is an American comedian, writer, activist, and host and co-creator of the hit comedy news show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp and Redacted Tonight: VIP on RT […]
  • A More Graceful Shaboom on Comics Beat - ComicsBeatJune 28th, 2020 Welcome to The Beat’s crowdfunding round-up: a collection of some of our favorite campaigns from the week including one-shots, on-goings, anthologies and everything in-between! This week, we’re checking out the kung fu adventure, The Adept, a kids’ book featuring a non-binary main character, A More Graceful Shaboom, and more. Let’s get started! […]
  • Spray Paint and Patriarchy: An Interview with N.O. Bonzo - By It’s Going DownAugust 31st, 2016 There are few contemporary artists which combine both illegal graffiti with intense attention to detail, feminine images and characters, and hard hitting political content and messaging quite like N.o. Bonzo, based out of Portland, OR. Having already made a strong name for themselves both within the graffiti and street art […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in The Gay & Lesbian Review - By Frank PizzoliThe Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide To the extent that LGBT people experience disparities in healthcare access, this book is dedicated to empowering them to find resources. With a foreword by trans woman Dr. Rachel L. Levine, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, the book include sections for teenagers, young adults, the middle aged, and […]
  • Discussions with David— and Jeremy Brecher— By David Rovics - By David Rovics June 26th, 2020 David Rovics spends the hour talking about the current historical moments, and other historical moments, with longtime organizer, producer, and author of many seminal books including Strike! and Global Village or Global Pillage, Jeremy Brecher. You can find Jeremy’s weekly commentaries these days at https://www.labor4sustainability.org/strike. David Rovics has been […]
  • John King Interview on The Common Breath - The Common BreathMay 2020 Interview conducted during UK lockdown, May 2020. You can find out more about John’s work and the London Classics publications via this link: London Books TCB: One of the characteristic features of your writing is its commitment to the representation of voice; to the way in which people actually speak in […]
  • Renowned Sociologist James Loewen on Statues and History — Letters and Politics KPFA - Letters and PoliticsJuly 25th, 2020 Guest: James W. Loewen, renowned sociologist who has been working on removing Confederate statues for more than 20 years.  He is the author of the best seller Lies My Teacher Told Me.  His latest book is a memoir Up the Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life.   […]
  • Staughton Lynd on Burglar for Peace - By Staughton Lynd Ted Glick was in his early twenties when he became part of the so-called Ultra Resistance against the Vietnam war. The Ultra Resistance was the mot extreme form f opposition tot he ware, at least within the United States. The groups’ first major action, in May 1968, was to burn, in home-made […]
  • Understanding Accountability So We Can Hold the Police to Account - This is a moment where we can all work to make the power that is given to police forces more accountable, while we also work to take that power away. By Cynthia Kaufman Originally posted on Common Dreams June 12th, 2020 One of the biggest problems we have in the US is that the police […]
  • Trump is a Hideous Lying Clown— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick Future Hope column June 21st, 2020 I watched Mafioso Don’s speech last evening for an hour and a half. I don’t think I’ve ever watched one of his speeches live from the beginning to almost the end, but I did last night. The stakes are high, and it felt like I should […]
  • Discussions with David— and Mic Crenshaw— By David Rovics - By David Rovics June 19th, 2020 David Rovics spends the hour with legendary Portland, Oregon-based hip-hop artist, founding member of Anti-Racist Action, and organizer of many other things, Mic Crenshaw. David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time […]
  • These 3 Studies Can Prove To Anyone That Systemic Racism Is Very Very Real - By Lee Camp CounterPunch June 23rd, 2020 Racism is like sewage. Whether we’re currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it’s still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of shit. Rarely is racism truly visible to the naked eye. More often, it trickles along beneath […]
  • Midsummer at Stonehenge - By Peter Marshall June 23rd, 2020 I was at the last free festival in Windsor (The Peoples’ Free Festival) in 1974, the theme of which was justice and peace, when the police came at dawn in order to clear the celebrants away by using brute force. A neighbouring farmer sprayed his ripening golden corn with […]
  • Black Liberation and Visions of Abolition Reading List - When history is written as it ought to be written, it is the moderation and long patience of the masses at which men will wonder, not their ferocity. C.L.R. James While communities across the world mourn the loss of Black and Brown victims of police murder, we uplift the decades of work by abolitionists, organizers, […]
  • 16 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Police - By Lee Camp Redacted Tonight June 12th, 2020 Also: Naomi Karavani dives into the many examples of police departments breaking the rules to crush dissent from the Black Lives Matter crowd. Lee Camp is an American comedian, writer, activist, and host and co-creator of the hit comedy news show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp and […]
  • Greg Palast & Lee Camp: How Trump Stole 2020 - By Greg Palast GregPalast.com June 18th, 2020 If We Don’t Have Democracy, What The Hell Do We Have? Is the 2020 election already stolen? Can we steal it back? (Yes and hell yes!) Why were 17 million Americans purged from the voter rolls between 2014 and 2016? And why aren’t our elected officials screaming to […]
  • David Pilgrim on How Companies are Reckoning with Racist Branding on CNN - David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and human rights activist. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum—a ten-thousand-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. He is the author of Understanding Jim Crow: […]
  • Occult Features of Anarchism on Marx & Philosophy Review of Books - By Seamus Flaherty Marx & Philosophy Review of Books June 17th, 2020 Erica Lagalisse’s Occult Features of Anarchism: An Initial Treatise on the Liberatory Cosmology of Western Anarchism, The Relation of Socialism and Pantheism & The Hermetic Tradition in Modern Politics (attending to both the Conspiracy of Kings & Conspiracy of the Peoples) With Relevance […]
  • A Cascade of Angers— By John Holloway - My COVID 19 Fantasy By John Holloway The doors open. You can feel the pent-up energy even before the faces appear. The lockdown is over. A dam is burst. Out pours a torrent of angers, anxieties, frustrations, dreams, hopes, fears. It is as if we cannot breathe. We have all been locked in. Cut off […]
  • America Liberated! Trump Suicides in Bunker!— By Susie Day - By Susie Day July 5th, 2020— An ad-hoc alliance of radical armies demanding justice for Black lives broke through federal barricades today to storm Capitol Hill. As thousands of activists advanced into Washington, DC, toppling the Washington Monument and streaming into legislative offices, the lifeless body of Donald J. Trump, President and Commander in Chief, […]
  • Health Disparities In Real Life— Bodies and Barriers in Boston Pride Guide - By Adrian Shanker Boston Pride Guide June 2020 Phrases like “health disparities” sometimes sound scientific, research-focused, or even worse: clinical. But for queer people it’s not just research jargon, it’s our lived experiences. And it’s personal. I’m a full-time LGBT community advocate and the founder of an LGBT community center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I’ve been […]
  • “Off the Ruling Class”— By Randal Doane in Harper’s Magazine - Stories from a Cold Case at the Cleveland Museum of Art By Randal DoaneOriginally posted on Harper’s Magazine At 12:44 am on March 24, 1970, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, a bomb exploded beneath the legs of Rodin’s The Thinker, driving the sinewy statue from his pedestal and face-first onto the snow-dusted plaza. The […]
  • Immigrants Who Defend Themselves From Sexual Violence Face Prison, Deportation— By Victoria Law - By Victoria Law Originally published on Truthout Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission June 10, 2020 Reading List Prisons & Policing 911 Services That Dispatch Mental Health Counselors, Not Cops, Gain Traction Politics & Elections Armed Extremist Groups Aren’t Lone Wolves — They Were Galvanized by the GOP Economy & Labor The Stock Market Is Recovering. […]
  • Why Has COVID-19 Not Led to More Humanitarian Releases?— Dan Berger in The Boston Review - By Dan Berger Boston Review June 10th, 2020 Jalil Muntaqim, a Black Panther imprisoned since 1971, is one of thousands of elderly prisoners the United States has refused to free during the pandemic. In 1971, two weeks shy of his twentieth birthday, Anthony Bottom, a young Black Panther, along with another Panther, Albert Nuh Washington, […]
  • Everybody Knows What Titanic Lifeboats Can Teach Us About The Coronavirus Response — By Mickey Z. - By Mickey Z. World News TrustJune 14th, 2020 Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. — World News Trust June 14, 2020 Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost  Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, […]
  • An Anti-Racist Graphic Novel Reading List— on Publishers Weekly - The Real Cost of Prisons Comix in Publishers Weekly PW Staff June 11th, 2020 In tribute to the memory of George Floyd, who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and in support of the worldwide outcry over his death, PW’s comics editors have compiled a list of graphic titles about African American life […]
  • A Mon Valley Memoir: How Steelworkers in Homestead Went Down Fighting in the 1980s— in Counterpunch - By Steve Early Counterpunch June 12th, 2020 Younger radicals in the United States are today considering how to relate, personally and collectively, to the labor movement. Should they try to become agents of workplace change? Will serving on the payroll of local or national unions be supportive of such efforts? Or should they organize “on […]
  • Maxida Märak and Gabriel Kuhn on Liberating Sápmi - The Final Straw Radio June 14th, 2020 This week we are pleased to present an interview William conducted with Gabriel Kuhn and Maxida Märak on the 2019 PM Press release Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North. This book, of which Khun is the author and editor and Märak is an contributor, details a […]
  • Big Girl— A Lightspeed Magazine Review - By Arley Sorg Lightspeed Magazine June 2020 Meg Elison’s Big Girl comprises two original speculative stories as well as reprinted fiction, essays, and an interview with Elison by notable author and Outspoken Authors series editor Terry Bisson. Each piece, including the nonfiction, is immediately arresting, often through an interesting concept or line put right at […]
  • Stop the Evictions Before They Start — By David Rovics - By David Rovics June 12th, 2020 The system based on a combination of police brutality, mass imprisonment, and evictions at gunpoint may be collapsing, but if it’s going to fall in the direction we want it to fall in, we need to push it that way.  And if we want to make that happen, we […]
  • Pandemic dreams of New York egg creams — By Mickey Z. - By Mickey Z. World News TrustJune 14th, 2020 Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. — World News Trust June 12, 2020 A legit New York egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream. It’s a fountain drink consisting of carbonated water, milk (animal or plant-based), and flavored syrup. In its optimal form, your egg cream will be 3/4 liquid at the […]
  • David Pilgrim, author of Understanding Jim Crow on CNN: America in Crisis - David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and human rights activist. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum—a ten-thousand-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. He is the author of Understanding Jim Crow: […]
  • High Court: Ban On Sex Discrimination Applies To LGBTQ —Adrian Shanker on NPR Morning Edition - By Jeff Brady The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of workplace protections for the LGBTQ community. The decision said they’re covered under civil rights legislation that bans discrimination on the basis of sex. Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has […]
  • Reclaiming the Body of the Witch in Gods & Radicals - A review of Beyond the Periphery of the Skin from Silvia Federici By Rhyd Wildermuth Gods & Radicals June 2020 Wake to a digital alarm on a Wednesday morning after too little sleep. Roll over for a moment, look at your still-sleeping lover, then drag your aching, tired body out of bed. Stumble blurry-eyed to […]
  • Six Short Pieces for Jimmy Santiago Baca: a review of Baca’s Laughing in the Light by JJ Amaworo Wilson - By JJ Amaworo Wilson (Re)birth: Jimmy finds a new meaning for the word “sentence” When Jimmy Santiago Baca was in his early twenties and serving time in a high-security prison, a Good Samaritan from the outside world—Henry Gould—wrote to him. Gould ran a soup kitchen. His legs had been blown off during World War II, […]
  • Dealing with Government Repression— By Ted Glick - By Ted Glick Future Hope column June 11th, 2020 (This is an excerpt from the “Lessons Learned” chapter of my just-published book, “Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War,” available at pmpress.org.) My first years of progressive activism and organizing took place during the presidency of Richard Nixon, […]
  • Lee Camp on ACT.TV - By Julianna Forlano act.tv May 4th, 2020 Lee Camp is an American comedian, writer, activist, and host and co-creator of the hit comedy news show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp and Redacted Tonight: VIP on RT America. He’s a former Headline writer for the Onion and a former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post. […]
  • Discussions with David— and Mat Callahan— By David Rovics - By David Rovics April 14th, 2020 David Rovics interviews Switzerland-based author and musician, originally from San Francisco, California, Mat Callahan. David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout […]
  • Anarchic Justice at the End of History— By John P. Clark - The following talk was presented thirty years ago at an Earth Day 20 program at Loyola University New Orleans entitled "Earth Day 1990: Launching A New Environmental Decade."
  • The cost of pregnancy and childbirth in the USA – with Jenny Brown— By Jenny Brown - Jenny Brown, the author of Birth Strike (https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=p…) discusses possible reasons for the USA’s lower-than-average birth rate, and what this means for the future of the Americas. Would the provision of affordable pregnancy healthcare and childcare in the USA influence future birth rates? How are American families coping, financially and personally, with long working hours? […]
  • Nineteen Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind— By Lee Camp - By Lee Camp Consortium News June 1st, 2020 Just a few facts will change everything you think you know about American police, writes Lee Camp, with pictures by Eleanor Goldfield from the streets of downtown Washington. Standoff in Washington. (Eleanor Goldfield) ByLee Camp Special to Consortium News With all the protests and anger and violence […]
  • Akilah S. Richards and Fare of the Child on Forbes Anti-Racism Resources For White People list - By Julia Wuench Forbes.com June 2nd, 2020 Posting a “black out photo” on social media for #blackouttuesday can be a well-intended expression of solidarity with the black community. It may even be an important first step for some who have yet to speak out about racism in America. However, at its worst, it may make […]
  • The Black Lives Uprising - Ten Days that May Have Changed the World: An Internationalist Perspective in Six Parts by Richard Greeman CONTENTS: 1. Breaches in the System’s Defenses 2. Violence and Non-Violence 3. Anti-Racist Black and White Convergence 4.  Cracks Within the Regime 5. Police: The Vicious Dogs of the Bourgeoisie 6. Cracks in the Military Wall 7. Race […]
  • Nisi Shawl’s Talk Like a Man in The Fifth Estate - Nisi Shawl shows that Science Fiction can still challenge conventions By Rich Dana Fifth Estate Magazine 406, Spring, 2020 “My hair was not my own. My blood was not my own. My life was not my own. I am not free. I am a political prisoner on a North American game preserve.” Thus began the […]